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PLANT VIRUS-FREE RASPBERRY CANES

STEP 1: Raspberry canes can be planted anytime through the dormant season, but if planted now they have the rest of the autumn to establish a strong root system. Come next spring, they will have produced stronger plants. Prepare the ground by working in plenty of well-rotted organic matter, such as manure or garden compost, and then dig out a planting trench approximately 20-30cm (8-12in) deep.

Autumn and summer fruiting varieties are planted in the same way. If starting from scratch, buy virus-free plants from a reputable grower. If you already

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